Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kyocera Echo Review Part 1

Kyocera-Echo-frontThis week I received the Sprint Kyocera Echo to review.

Upon opening the box that I received I found the Echo, extra battery, external charging unit, instructions, memory card, cables.  The Echo comes stock with Android 2.2.1.  There are no rumors if Gingerbread will be available in the future.   Gingerbread could probably help the eminent battery life issue, but that is something that I’m sure Kyocera is looking at.

The dual touchscreen flip is a little challenging to get used to.  The screens are made of Corning Gorilla Glass.  I am sure that there is still a break issue if the phone is dropped, but I am not sure.  Even though the Echo doesn’t have a dual core processor the phone is very snappy.


Kyocera was smart with this unit.  Thinking ahead for possible battery use issues they included an external charging unit, and battery.  The charging unit can be used for charging the extra battery, or can actually be switched to charge the phone.  This was very convenient to have.

With all of the features that this phone does have I am amazed that they cut out some of the more important features that are in a good portion of phones that are coming out.  The features I refer to include: 4G connectivity, Front facing camera.

I find that the speaker on the Echo is slightly weaker than expected.  The dual screen capability is nice, but more apps should have been designed to use the dual screen capability to its fullest.  The phone is a bit more square than I originally expected.  It is slightly smaller than the Epic that I own.

Check back next week for Part 2 of my review of the Kyocera Echo.

Something About Children

From time to time we are sent things to put on our sites for you to think about, and even respond to.  Here is something about custody, and children.

Couples with children getting divorced can have joint custody?

This means one night a week for the day and every other weekend visit with his children.

How do you feel about that especially if the Dad is a devoted father that spends all his free time with his children because they are attached to him?

He has his own business comes homes every evening to be with the children.  The son cannot wait for his dad to come home.  He spends every weekend with them.

Do you feel it’s time to change the law?

Do you feel the mothers have a lot on their plate working with the children all week long except for one night a week?

Do you feel that Dads should have more weekly time with their children and work out the weekends according to everyone’s agenda especially if the children are under 5?

What happens between adults is one thing but trying to keep more of a secure family environment is another.

To Pain Or Not To Pain…

beautytoolFor the most part my complexion has been pretty good for the last 19 years since I met my wife.  This may be partially caused by not eating as much junk foods, etc. as I did when I was younger.  The other day my wife came home with a “Blackhead Remover” tool.

It is made of a metal with a metal hoop on the end.  This is the end that does all the magic.  Well, the other day our little one decided to try it on her face.  This is a painful solution as far as I am concerned.  At first she complained that it was hurting.  Then she said it was ok.  I would suspect that she wasn’t using it correct.  I would think that the way she was screaming the first time that maybe acne treatments would be better.  They cost considerably more, but probably less painful.

Have you ever tried one of these?  Did you have any problems?